Kidnapping, Extortion, Persecution Throughout Society

  • Understanding the Persecution Through the "Educational System Reform" in Harbin City

    The reform of the education system in Harbin City began last year. All teachers, permanent or temporary, with achievements or not, as long as they clearly made a declaration to keep in line with the political ideology of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, could then sign the contract prepared by the school authorities. The contract would then be legally notarised and guarantee that one would not be laid off for three years. The majority of people did not even read the contract before signing it, including some Falun Dafa practitioners who were teachers.
  • The Persecution of Ms. Zhao Fengxian and Her Family

    On November 19, 2004, about a dozen people barged into the home of Ms Zhao Fengxian, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Hebei Province. Police officers took away 2 computers, 3 mobile phones, as well as 3,600 yuan in cash. They handcuffed Ms. Zhao and her daughter, her younger son and his fiancee and forced them into a van, not giving them time to put on something proper. The police also imposed a fine of 10,000 yuan on her son's workplace for having employed someone that was involved with Falun Gong.
  • Jilin Prison's Condition for Medical Parole: One Has to Be within Days of Death before Returning Home

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Sun Changde was not able to take care of himself after extensive torture and abuse at the Jilin No. 2 Prison. His weight dropped from 200 pounds to around 140 pounds. His family had asked the prison officials to release him on a medical parole. Zhang Yong, a prison officer, said, "There are only two ways to obtain a medical parole. One is that you have a lot of money. We can do it even if there is no illness. The other is that the prisoner has only a few days to live. These are the prerequisites for a medical parole."
  • 610 Office Behind the Torture Death of a 60-year-old Practitioner and the Arrest of Many Others

    On the evening of December 27, 2004, agents of the 610 Office in Xiamen City, Fujian Province and local police officers arrested several dozen Falun Dafa practitioners. A 60-year-old female practitioner, whose last name was Gu, was tortured to death that night; the details are still being investigated. They also confiscated practitioners' Falun Dafa books and truth-clarification materials, home computers, printers and recording machines
  • Attorney Gao Zhicheng's Open Letter to the National People's Congress

    On the 31st of December, Beijing attorney Gao Zhicheng of Beijing's Chengzhi Law Office published a copy of the letter he sent to the National People's Congress. Mr. Gao addressed such questions as: Are Falun Gong practitioners treated as Chinese citizens? Should they be granted protection under the Chinese Constitution? Are they granted the rights of a Chinese citizen?
  • Shanghai Promotes Police Who Capture Falun Dafa Practitioners

    As people in the Community Office and the Association of Local Citizens in Baoshan (Shanghai) disclosed, "The 'higher authorities, in order to spur people to catch Falun Gong practitioners, declared that anyone can get a promotion to one salary-grade higher and get a reward of five thousand to twenty thousand yuan if he captures a Falun Gong practitioner. As far as we know, Shanghai police once offered a reward of only fifty thousand yuan for the capture of a serious killer." In a subdivision of Yangpu District, a large sign was even erected saying "let Falun Gong have no place to stand."
  • Police Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners on Tiananmen Square for Displaying Banners and a Westerner Is Assaulted for Taking Photos

    A woman who came from Jilin to appeal said, "In the past, nobody dared to mention Falun Gong but now everyone is talking about it. They say that Falun Gong is not like the government claims." She said she had witnessed police officers pulling practitioners' hair and beating them; however, the practitioners said nothing and showed what "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance" was all about.
  • The Orphaned Children of Practitioners Ouyang Wei and Zhao Xudong

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Ouyang Wei, 32 years old, lived in Lanzhou, Gansu province. On October the 16th 2002, three people from Aning Police Station, State Security Team tricked him into opening his door by telling him that they were his colleagues and that they wanted to take him to the police station to investigate something. At noon, the three policemen took Ouyang Wei back home and said to his family that they would take him to "study" for a few days. They sent Ouyang Wei to Gansu No. 1 Labour Camp for one year of forced labour.
  • Shanghai Apartment Buildings Turned into Virtual Prisons in Order to Block the Distribution of Falun Dafa Informational Materials

    As part of their effort to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners, officials in Shanghai are turning residential apartment buildings into "prisons" in order to block the distribution of materials that clarify truth about Falun Dafa. Following the policy of suppressing Dafa practitioners even more deviously while trying to hide the facts of the persecution to the outside world, these officials make accomplices out of innocent people such as gatekeepers, retired communist party members, lift operators, janitors and maintenance staff.
  • Information About Wang Jing, the Surviving Son of Falun Gong Practitioner Duan Shiqiong, Who Was Tortured to Death in 2003

    Wang Jing was born in November 1998. His father Wang Zhihai is a Falun Gong practitioner, as was his mother Duan Shiqiong. He was seven months old when Jiang's faction started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20th 1999. The local police and "610 Office" personnel arrested, detained and tortured his parents, who consequently were unable to take care of him, so Wang Jing lived with his grandparents most of the time.
  • Hong Kong Practitioner: Shanghai Police Abducted My Mother For Telling People the Truth about the Persecution

    I am a practitioner from Hong Kong. My mother Zhu Wenxian is also a Falun Gong practitioner. On November 9, 2004, my mother was talking to people about the true situation of Falun Gong in a market in Shanghai when the Shanghai police abducted her. This is not the first time the police have abducted her. She is still being detained.
  • When Can Five-Year-Old Zhan Xuanhong Be Reunited with His Imprisoned Father, Mother and Grandmother?

    A boy named Zhan Xuanhong was born in November 1999. He lives in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. He has been separated from family members since he was a toddler due to the persecution of Falun Gong, and has suffered tremendously. When he was only two years old, he was deprived of his father's care. Later, he was deprived of his mother's as well.
  • Information about Shao Linyao, Son of Deceased Falun Gong Practitioner Shao Hui from Huadian City

    Shao Linyao had a healthy and happy childhood in a loving family environment. His happiness, however, did not last long because Jiang's faction arrested his parents time and time again. Since turning three years old, he has been deprived of his parents and subjected to loneliness, helplessness and terror.
  • Distraught Teen-Aged Daughter Attempts Suicide After the Murder of her Innocent Mother

    Ms. Li Qingqing, 13 years old, is a student in the Jiangjin Heping Middle School. She lives in the Ninth Section of Zhouwu Village, Luohuang Town, Jiangjin City in Chongqing. Qingqing became an orphan when she was only nine years old. Her father died of illness in 2000, and her mother died as the result of persecution in 2001 for practising Falun Gong. Li Qingqing lost not only the love of her mother but the warmth of her family. She has had to live in her uncle's home and often cries for her mother.
  • Propagandists in China under Investigation; Chinese Social Science Academy at the Top of the List

    According to human rights organisations, it is confirmed through investigation that the Chinese Social Science Academy and its branches have established organisations and institutions specialised in studying the ideology to be used in the anti-Falun Gong movement. Those organisations have used their power under the guise of academic research to slander Falun Gong, instigate hatred towards it, and implement tactics to persecute it. They are also suspected of having influenced other authorities to use mental hospitals to torture Falun Gong practitioners with nerve-damaging drugs.